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1st. January         -----              Holiday Inn, Navarre Beach, Florida
                                                (5:00pm show for hotel guests only)
2nd. January        -----             St. Lucie Civic Centre, Fort Pierce, Florida
                                                   (8:00pm show)
3rd. January         -----             Civic Center, Melbourne, Florida
                                                    (8:00pm show)
5th. January         -----             Bootleg County Lodge, Orange Park, Florida
                                                    (Shows at 8:00pm and 11:00pm)
6th. January         -----             Georgia (No other info available)
7th. January         -----             Georgia (No other info available)
8th. January         -----             Georgia (No other info available)
9th. January         -----             Georgia (No other info available)
10th. January       -----             Georgia (No other info available)
11th. January       -----             Georgia (No other info available)
12th. January       -----             High School Auditorium, Flomaton, Alabama
                                                    (Shows at 1:30pm -For students and 7:30pm - Regular
                                                     show)
13th. January       -----             Alabama (No other info available)
14th. January       -----             Alabama (No other info available)
15th. January       -----              Alabama (No other info available)
16th. January       -----             Lincoln High School Auditorium, Lincoln, Alabama
                                                    (8:00pm show)
17th. January       -----             Athens Middle School, Athens, Alabama
                                                    (8:00pm show)
18th. January       -----             Waynesboro, Tennessee (Tentative date)
19th. January       -----             Louisiana (Tentative date)
20th. January       -----             Louisiana (Tentative date)
21st. January       -----             Louisiana (Tentative date)
22nd. January      -----             Arkansas (No other info available)
23rd. January      -----              Arkansas (No other info available)
24th. January      -----              Arkansas (No other info available)
25th. January      -----              Savage Theatre, Booneville, Arkansas
                                                    (Shows at 3:00pm and 7:00pm)
26th. January      -----              Middle School Auditorium, Henderson, Texas
                                                    (7:30pm show)
27th. January      -----              Texas (No other info available)
28th. January       -----             Southern Comfort Club, Fort Worth. Texas
29th. January       -----             Southern Comfort Club, Fort Worth. Texas
30th. January       -----             Texas (No other info available)
31st. January       -----             Texas (No other info available)
1st. February       -----              Texas (No other info available)
2nd. February      -----              Illinois and Indiana (No other info available)
3rd. February       -----              Illinois and Indiana (No other info available)
4th. February       -----              Illinois and Indiana  (No other info available)
5th. February       -----              Illinois and Indiana  (No other info available)
6th. February       -----              Frankie's Tumbleweed Club, New Castle
7th. February       -----              Lisle Junior High School, Lisle, Illinois
                                                    (Shows at 5:00pm and 9:00pm)
8th. February       -----              Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio
                                                    (Shows at 4:00pm and 7:30pm)
9th. February       -----              Kentucky and West Virginia or Portsmouth, Ohio
                                                    (No other info available)
10th. February     -----              Joey's El Cid Club, Beckley, West Virginia
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
11th. February     -----              Kentucky and West Virginia
                                                    (No other info available)
12th. February     -----              Kentucky and West Virginia
                                                    (No other info available)
13th. February     -----              Mike's Place, Richmond, Virginia
                                                    (Shows at 9:00pm and 11:00pm)
14th. February     -----              Eleanor Roosevelt Auditorium, Greenbelt, Maryland
                                                    (8:00pm show)
15th. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
16th. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
17th. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
18th. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
19th. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
20th. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
21st. February     -----              Pennsylvania (No other info available)
22nd. February    -----             Pennsylvania (No other info available)
23rd. February     -----             Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina (No other info
                                                    available)
24th. February     -----             Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina (No other info
                                                    available)
25th. February     -----             Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina (No other info
                                                    available)
26th. February     -----             Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina (No other info
                                                    available)
27th. February     -----             Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina (No other info
                                                    available)
28th. February     -----             Cock County HS Auditorium, Newport, Tennessee
                                                    (8:00pm show)
4th. March             -----             Montreal, Canada (No further details available)
5th. March             -----             Montreal, Canada (No further details available)
6th. March             -----             Montreal, Canada (No further details available)
7th. March             -----             Montreal, Canada (No further details available)
8th. March             -----             Montreal, Canada (No further details available)
13th. March           -----             Jackson, Tennessee
14th. March           -----             Nashville, Tennessee (No further details available)
21st. March           -----             West Georgia Music Park, Carrolton, Georgia
22nd. March         -----              Tour of Holland and Belgium
                                                    (With a concert at Le Brazil, Hognoul, Belgium on 23rd.
                                                     March. A television appearance in Holland on 27th.
                                                     March and a live performance at a Rock'n'Roll show
                                                     at Rockhouse in Eindhoven, Holland on 28th. March.
                                                     Tour ending on 30th. March).
March                     -----             Asheville, Ohio
4th. April                -----             Green Country Danceland, Poteau, Oklahoma
                                                     (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
16th. April              -----             Marlowe's Country Palace, Pikeville, Kentucky    
17th. April              -----             Marlowe's Country Palace, Pikeville, Kentucky    
18th. April              -----             Marlowe's Country Palace, Pikeville, Kentucky  
1st. May                 -----             The Honeywell Center, Wabash, Indiana
                                                     (8:00pm show)
2nd. May               -----              Teay's Valley HS Auditorium, Ashville, Ohio
                                                     (8:00pm show)
3rd. May                -----              Stardust Records, Ft. Findlay Mall, Findlay, Ohio
3rd. May                -----              The Hollow Inn, McCutchenville, Ohio
                                                     (Shows at 2:00pm and 7:00pm)
7th. May                 -----             Hyatt Regency Hotel, Knoxville, Tennessee
                                                     (Black tie affair)  
8th. May                 -----             Tracks, Ward's Corner, Norfolk, Virginia
8th. May                 -----             Michael's, Virginia Beach, Virginia
                                                     (Shows at 7:00pm and 10:00pm)
9th. May                 -----             Harmony Hut, Spotsylvania Mall. Fredricksburg, Virginia
9th. May                 -----             North Forty Club, Newburg, Maryland
                                                     (Shows at 8:00pm and 11:00pm)
10th. May               -----             The Rodeway Inn, Asheville, North Carolina
                                                     (7:00pm show)
11th. May               -----             Savannah, Georgia
12th. May               -----             Record Bar No. 107, Union City, Georgia
12th. May               -----             MD Collins HS Gymnasium, Fairburn, Georgia
                                                     (Shows at 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
13th. May               -----             Howard Brothers, Columbus, Georgia
13th. May               -----             Country Palace, Columbus, Georgia
                                                     (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
14th. May               -----             Howard Brothers, Phenix City, Alabama
14th. May               -----             Country Palace, Columbus, Georgia
                                                     (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
15th. May               -----             Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne, Florida
                                                    (8:00pm show)
16th. May               -----            Bayfront Center Auditorium, St. Petersburg, Florida
                                                    (8:00pm show)
18th. May               -----            Civic Center, Jacksonville, Florida
                                                    (8:00pm show)
19th. May               -----            Civic Center, Marietta, Georgia
                                                    (8:00pm show)
                                                    (Benefit concert for the Heart Fund in memory of
                                                    Jim Wilder)
20th. May               -----             J&J Center, Athens, Georgia
                                                     (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
21st. May               -----             The ExitIn, Dadeville, Alabama
                                                     (Shows at 8:30pm and 10:30pm)
22nd. May              -----             Nolan's, Houma, Louisiana
                                                     (Shows at 9:00pm and 11:00pm)
30th. May               -----             Honeywell Center, Wabash, Indiana
                                                     (Shows at 4:00pm and 8:30pm)
31st. May               -----             Tombstone Junction Park, Parker's Lake, Kentucky
                                                     (Shows at 1:00pm and 4:30pm)
Date unknown*     -----              Star Warehouse, Paintsville, Kentucky
May*                      -----               Butler Hotel, Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
5th. June               -----               Hartselle Civic Center, Hartselle, Alabama
                                                      (7:00pm show)
6th. June               -----               Franklin Country Music Park, Franklin, Georgia
                                                      (8:30pm show)
7th. June               -----               Lake Winnepesaukah Park, Rossville, Georgia
                                                      (Shows at 2:00pm, 5:00pm and 9:00pm)
10th. June             -----              Fan Fair, Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
11th. June             -----              Fan Fair, Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
                                                      (7:00pm show)
                                                    (Orion performing at the Sun/Plantation Records Show
                                                     on both above dates and also appearing in the Sun
                                                     Records Booth both days)
12th. June             -----             TG Fields HS Auditorium, Longview, Texas
                                                    (8:00pm show)
14th. June             -----             Savage Theatre, Booneville, Arkansas
                                                    (Shows at 3:00pm and 7:30pm)
27th. June             -----             Brewster, Kansas
                                                    (Private party)
9th. July                -----              Memorial Park, Princeton, B.C., Canada
                                                    (8:00pm show)
17th. July              -----             Schererville South Country Club, Schererville, Indiana
                                                    (Shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
19th. July              -----             Sandyland Park, Nashville, Michigan
                                                    (Shows at 4:00pm and 8:00pm)
22nd. July             -----             Country Roads Supper Club, Lithonia, Georgia
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
23rd. July              -----             Sanger Theater, Biloxi, Mississippi
                                                    (8:00pm show)
24th. July              -----             Temple Theater, Meridian, Mississippi
                                                     (8:00pm show)
26th. July              -----             Lake Winnepesaukah, Rossville, Georgia
                                                    (Shows 5:00pm and 9:00pm. 2:00pm show cancelled)
29th. July              -----             Country Roads Supper Club, Lithonia, Georgia
                                                   (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
31st. July              -----             Natchez Trace Hall Of Fame, Tupelo, Mississippi
                                                    (8:00pm show)
1st. August           -----             Mr. C's, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
                                                    (Shows at 7:00pm and 10:00pm)
2nd. August          -----             The Happy Cajun, Buras, Louisiana
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
3rd. August          -----              Jim Beam's Country World, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
                                                    (Shows at 9:00pm and 12:30am)
4th. August          -----              Jim Beam's Country World, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
                                                   (Shows at 9:00pm and 12:30am)
6th. August          -----              The Rolling S Corral, Kokomo, Indiana
                                                    (Shows at 7:00pm and 10:00pm)
7th. August          -----              Recordland, Eastland Mall, Columbus, Ohio
7th. August          -----              Walnut Ridge HS Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio
                                                    (8:00pm show)
8th. August          -----              Little Nashville Opry, Nashville, Indiana
                                                    (Shows at 6:00pm and 9:30pm)
9th. August          -----              Ft. Montgomery Camp Grounds, Knightstown, Indiana
                                                   (2:00pm show)
21st. August        -----              Caldwell Auditorium, Tyler, Texas
                                                   (8:00pm show)
22nd. August      -----              Green Country Danceland, Poteau, Oklahoma
                                                   (10:00pm and 12:00pm shows)
25th. August       -----              Marietta, Georgia
                                                   (WPLO Radio Appreciation Day)
26th. August       -----              J&J Center, Athens, Georgia
                                                   (10:00pm and 12:00pm shows)
28th. August       -----               West Georgia Country Music Park, Carrollton, Georgia
                                                   (8:00pm show)
29th. August       -----               Five Lakes Grounds, Bush, Louisiana
30th. August       -----               C.K. Stoke Jr. HS Auditorium, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
                                                   (8:00pm show)
5th. September  -----                Willowgreen Manor, Naperville, Illinois
                                                     (4:00pm and 8:00pm shows)
10th. September -----               The Crossroads, Bladensburg, Maryland
                                                     (9:00pm and 11:30pm shows)
11th. September -----               North Forty Club, Newburg, Maryland
                                                    (10:00pm and 12:30pm shows)
12th. September -----               New York Hilton, New York City
                                                     (Orion invited to headline the National Music Sound
                                                     & Video Show sponsored by Music Retailer
                                                    Magazine. Performed for all music retailers and
                                                    other important record dignitaries)
13th. September -----               Michael's, Virginia Beach, Virginia
                                                     (8:30pm and 12:00pm shows)
1st. October         -----               The Maverick Club, Richmond, Kentucky
                                                     (9:00pm and 11:00pm shows)
2nd. October       -----                The Maverick Club, Richmond, Kentucky
                                                     (Shows at 9:00pm and 11:00pm)
3rd. October        -----                Cocke County HS Auditorium, Newport, Tennessee
                                                      (8:00pm show)
4th. October        -----                Bourbon County HS Auditorium, Paris, Kentucky
                                                      (2:00pm show)
5th. October       -----                 Holiday Inn, Ashland, Virginia
9th. October        -----                The Ashland Holiday Inn, Ashland, Virginia
                                                      (Benefit concert for missing P.O.W.'s)
                                                      (9:00pm and 11:00pm shows)
10th. October      -----               Camelot Music Store, Louisville, Kentucky
                                                     (4:00pm till 5:00pm)
10th. October      -----                Okolona, Louisville, Kentucky
                                                    (7:00pm and 10:00pm shows)
17th. October      -----               Motlow Junior College, Tullahoma, Tennessee
                                                     (8:00pm show)
18th. October      -----               Warren East HS Auditorium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
                                                     (2:00pm show)
                                                    (Benefit concert for Randy Morrison for a kidney
                                                    transplant)
21st. October       -----              The Capri Club, Mobile, Alabama
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
22nd. October      -----             The Old Fireman's Hall, Westwego, Louisiana
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
23rd. October      -----              The Old Fireman's Hall, Westwego, Louisiana
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
24th. October      -----              Lufkin, Texas
                                                   (Shows at 9:00pm and 11:00pm)
25th. October      -----              Henderson Middle School Auditorium, Henderson, Texas
                                                    (8:00pm show)
                                                   (This date also stated to be a show in  Longview, Texas.
                                                    Further info needed to confirm exact venue)
26th. October      -----              Bojangles Club, Natchez, Mississippi
                                                    (Shows at 10:30 and 12:30)
29th. October      -----              The Rocking S Corral, Kokomo,  Indiana
                                                    (Shows at 7:00pm and 11:00pm)
30th. October       -----             Peru, Indiana
31st. October       -----             Honeywell Center, Wabash, Indiana
                                                    (6:00pm and 9:30pm shows)
7th. November     -----             Buffalo Grove High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois
                                                    (8:00pm show)
8th. November     -----             The Hollow Inn, McCutchenville, Ohio
                                                    (Shows at 2:00pm and 7:00pm)
10th. November   -----             Nashville South Club, Macon, Georgia
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
11th. November   -----             The Country Palace, Savannah, Georgia
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
12th. November   -----             Earl's Cabaret Lounge, Jesup, Georgia
                                                    (11:00pm show)
13th. November   -----             Tampa, Florida
                                                    (8:00pm show)
14th. November   -----             Sounds Right, Vero Beach Mall, Vero Beach, Florida
14th. November   -----             The Citrus Bowl, Vero Beach, Florida
                                                    (8:00pm show)
18th. November   -----              Coastal Corral, Bruswick, Georgia
                                                     (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
19th. November   -----              Coastal Corral, Bruswick, Georgia
                                                     (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
21st. November   -----             Belle Fontaine HS Auditorium, Belle Fontaine, Ohio
                                                    (8:00pm show)
22nd. November  -----             Nashville North Club, Bensenville, Illinois
                                                    (Shows at 7:00pm and 10:00pm)       
2nd. December    -----             J & J Center, Athens, Georgia
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
3rd. December     -----             Country Roads Supper Club, Lithonia, Georgia
                                                    (Shows at 10:00pm and 12:00pm)
5th. December     -----              Savannah Central HS Auditorium, Savannah, Tennessee
                                                    (8:00pm show)
12th. December   -----              Clements High School, Athens, Alabama
                                                    (8:00pm show)
18th. December   -----              Chattanooga, Tennessee.
                                                    (Appeared on TV's The Morning Show)
18th. December   -----             Record Bar, Eastgate Mall, Chattanooga, Tennessee
                                                   (Matinee Show)
December*           -----             Playhouse 75, Tunnel Hill, North Georgia   
31st. December   -----             North Little Rock, Arkansas






                         

Video footage exists of this performance or engagement and is available on the collector's circuit
In several cases the audio soundtrack has also been made available on collector's disc.
An audio recording exists of this performance or engagement and is available on the collector's circuit
Special afternoon  "Orion In Store" promotional appearances
Cancelled due to the death of promoter
* Exact date not known



Above: Paperwork relating to a planned rehearsal on 21st. July 1981.
Above: A flier advertising Orion's live concerts on 10th. September 1981 in Bladensburg, Maryland.
Above: Live in Athens, 17th. January 1981.
Above: Newspaper advert for Orion concert on 10th. December 1981 in Savannah, Tennessee.
Above: Ticket stub for Orion concert in Jackson, Tennessee on 13th. March 1981.
Above: Ticket stub from Orion concert on 5th. December 1981.
Above: Live, 12th. September 1981.
Advert for show at
Rockhouse in
Holland.
 
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